Being a NAPSEC Member means many things. It means that your program supports NAPSEC’s mission to represent private special education centers and their leaders. Together, we promote high quality programs for individuals with disabilities and their families and we advocate for access to the continuum of alternative placements and services. It means your program is active in the legislative process and wants to impact issues concerning private special education and the individuals and families you serve. It also means that you realize what being a part of a national association can do for your organization.

This page outlines the benefits and discounts available to your program with your membership in NAPSEC.

We encourage you to take advantage of the many perks and privileges described here. Please contact us if you need information or assistance on national issues, educational data, or the association itself. We are always happy to assist you!


NAPSEC Membership Benefits and Services

First Year Dues - Half Price!

Your first year of NAPSEC membership is half the regular dues price. Dues are based on your program's education program budget. This offer is not valid for schools that were NAPSEC members in the three years prior to rejoining.

Individualized Membership Service
Call NAPSEC anytime with any request. You receive a timely and professional response!

National Representation
 NAPSEC serves as your voice on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. Government agencies that impact private special education.

Washington Update
You will receive emails on a regular basis to keep you up to date on issues impacting private special education. Emails include both legislative and regulatory updates, along with articles of interest and member news.

Free Referral Service
Reach thousands of parents and professionals who use the NAPSEC membership referral database to find an appropriate private special education placement for their child or client.

NCASES Accreditation
The National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services offers an accreditation process that welcomes diversity and recognizes the importance of evaluating services based on purposes and objectives.  Go to External link opens in new tab or for more information on how to prepare for your NCASES Accreditation.

Outcomes Data & Analysis
Member programs participate in yearly outcomes survey.  Data is compiled and analyzed.  Results are shared with Congress, Federal Agencies and the Special Education Community.  They are also posted on our web site. 

Membership Directory
Promote your program in the NAPSEC Directory. This publication is on the NAPSEC web site and is updated regularly to ensure that your most recent program information is available to the public.

Where better to network with your colleagues than at NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference held in January and at the Legislative Day held in Washington, DC the first Thursday in May.

Networking with Colleagues  
Develop professional relationships with your colleagues in the private special education sector. No need to reinvent the wheel, benefit from others' knowledge and ideas, and make friends at the same time!  View the NAPSEC Networking Directory to see a list of current members with direct links for easy contact!

Job Listing Web Site
Post notices for job openings at your program on the NAPSEC web site. The site is linked to over 500 directories, giving NAPSEC members the maximum exposure possible on the Internet.

Washington, DC Office
Not only are we located close to Capitol Hill so we can keep an eye on Congress, we have an office space for you to utilize whenever you come to town. Just let us know and you can have a place to work and relax in between meetings!


Savings associated with your Membership!

Reduced Conference Registration Rates
For members at the NAPSEC Annual Leadership Conference and the NAPSEC Legislative Conference. You can attend the conference your first year of membership for $500, registration is $675. We also offer a reduced registration fee for additional members from the same program when attending the annual conference.

UST - Unemployment Services Trust
Unemployment Services Trust. The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) has partnered with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) since 2012 to help our members lower the cost of unemployment at their nonprofit. Founded by nonprofits for nonprofits, UST is a grantor Trust, owned by its members, that has spent the past 30 years helping members carefully manage their claims costs through ongoing education, expert claims management, and reserve building.

Nonprofits have the exclusive opportunity to take advantage of a federal law that lets them opt out of the state unemployment tax and only pay the dollar-for-dollar costs of benefits paid to their former employees. For organizations with 10 or more employees, this can mean thousands of dollars in savings. For more information, contact one of UST’s Unemployment Cost Advisors at (888) 249- 4788 or External link opens in new tab or windowfill out a complimentary Savings Evaluation here.

Not quite ready to fill out a Savings Evaluation or talk to a Cost Advisor? External link opens in new tab or windowSign up for an upcoming webinar and learn more about the alternatives available to 501(c)(3) agencies.

 CNECT, a national Group Purchasing Organization and Premier Affiliate offers free access to a comprehensive savings portfolio that includes thousands of contracts covering all aspects of an organization’s purchasing from med/surg supplies to office furniture, car rentals and cell phone services. Without compromising quality, we strive to leverage the lowest possible price on contracted services and products for our 6,000+ members, allowing them discounts and services specifically designed to enhance their financial strength.

Liability Insurance
Take advantage of the NAPSEC insurance program to make sure you are receiving the best rate possible on your insurance needs. NAPSEC's insurance program is managed by Partlow Insurance, Inc. External link opens in new tab or 1-888-925-4378.

Discounts on Furniture
Take advantage of exclusive discounts from This End Up Furniture Company.  External link opens in new tab or